According to the National Stroke Association, every year over 750,000 Americans experience a stroke. Did you know that an individual who has had a stroke is almost 15% more likely to have a second stroke within one year of the first incident? And within five years of a stroke, over 24% of women and 42% of men will have a second?
Learn what it takes to stay stroke free!
National Stroke Association recommends these simple lifestyle changes to greatly reduce your chance of having a recurring stroke:
- Control your blood pressure
- Find out if you have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat which allows blood to pool in the heart and cause blood clots)
- Quit smoking
- Limit alcohol
- Monitor your cholesterol levels
- Manage your diabetes
- Eat foods low in sodium and fat
- Monitor circulation problems with the help of your doctor
- Follow doctor’s orders
At Home Personal Care is here to help provide a supportive home environment for your loved one after experiencing a stroke. Our Caregivers understand the physical and emotional needs of a stroke survivor. Providing one-on-one continuous assistance in the days following discharge from hospitalization is crucial.
At Home Personal Care employs Caregivers with backgrounds and experience in caring for a stroke survivor. They can assist with:
- Companionship and emotional support
- Continual observation
- Recognizing stroke symptoms
- Personal care needs
- Mobility support
- Monitoring symptoms
- Eliminate depression and boredom
- Help to practice speech exercises
- Transportation needs